Benefits to being a Griff

Take advantage of the endless benefits of being a Griff for life with alumni discounts, education opportunities, career services, and more!

Center for Professional Development

The Canisius College Center for Professional Development provides workforce training and other programs to increase personal performance and expand career opportunities. For more information, visit canisiuscpd.com or contact the Center at 716.888.8490 or cpdinfo@canisius.edu.

The Griff Center for Academic Engagement

Take advantage of the free, lifetime career development services for alumni, such as resume writing, practice interviewing and evaluations on what career is best for you. To make an appointment, contact the Griff Center by phone at 716.888.2170 or by email at griffcareers@canisius.edu

Canisius Graduate Programs

Canisius offers more than 35 master's and certificate programs and is committed to providing a personalized experience for students. For programs and information, visit canisius.edu/graduate or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 716.888.2545 or gradadm@canisius.edu.


Alumni Scholarships

For more information, call Financial Aid, 716-888-2300.


Alumni Signet Ring

Available for a limited time 10K or 14K gold featuring a detailed design of the College seal. These rings are available in both men's and women's styles. For details, call Balfour, 1-800-225-3687.


Auto Insurance Discount from GEICO

Canisius College has partnered with GEICO to offer alumni a special discount on car insurance. Visit geico.com/alum/canisius, call 1-800-368-2734 or stop by your local GEICO office to find out how much you could save today!  Be sure to mention your Canisius College affiliation to be eligible for the special discount.


Canisius Community Family Program

The Office of International Student Programs sponsors a community family program which pairs an international or out of area student with American families from the Canisius College community.  The family should provide a support network for their international or out of area student. The student does not live with the family. Any faculty, staff member, alumnus, or friend of the Canisius community is welcome to join the program.


Career Services (formerly Career Center Services)

Take advantage of the FREE, lifetime career development services for alumni, such as resume writing, mock interviewing and evaluations on what career is best for you that are provided by The Griff Center for Academic Engagement. To make an appointment, contact the Griff Center by phone at 716-888-2170 or by email at griffcareers@canisius.edu.


Career Networking and Mentoring Program

Search online for a networking contact in your career field or look for alumni in the business community.  For more information, call the Alumni office at 716-888-2700.


Center for Professional Development

Canisius College undergraduate and graduate Alumni can receive a 20% discount on any Center for Professional Development program. Use this promo code at checkout: CALUM1870.


Class Auditing Program

Canisius offers a rate of $60.00 for alumni who are interested in auditing an undergraduate class. For those who wish to audit a graduate class, the rate is 50% of the tuition. To register, call the Registrars Office at 716-888-2990.


Computer/Library Facilities

Alumni can use the computer lab and library at the college. To obtain a library card, contact the library directly at 716-888-2900. Alumni can obtain a computer pass (2wk. limit off peak hours) through ITS, 716-888-2440.


Discount on Dell Computers 

Call 1-800-695-8133 Member ID US121983276


Griffin Subscriptions

To subscribe to the Canisius College newspaper, The Griffin, please contact Leah Fallone at fallonel@canisius.edu.


KAC Memberships

Alumni can workout at the Koessler Athletic Center for $195 a year. To register, call the Alumni office, 716-888-2700. Upon registration you will receive a temporary parking pass and a Canisius photo ID card.


Online Job and Resume Posting

The Griff Center for Academic Engagement is excited to announce the launch of a new recruiting platform for Canisius alumni and students. Handshake is a modern career portal that allows you exclusive access to opportunities that employers want Canisius talent for.

Create your account at HandShake, by clicking on “Canisius Alumni Login.”

You can also use this site as an employer to hire fellow Griffs! Go to http://canisius.joinhandshake.com and click on Employers. Follow these 10 easy steps to create your account.


Requests for Transcripts

To obtain a copy of your transcripts, contact Student Records at (716) 888-2600 or 1-800-238-8160 or studentservices@canisius.edu.